Oh the Places You Can Go

October 4, 2019

In 2012, J’Lein Liese asked me to travel with her to Kenya and Uganda Africa. She was going to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration and then trek the Impenetrable Jungle to see the Silver-back Gorillas. Open to having others join us, she asked if I knew anyone else that would be interested. So, I extended […]

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Risk Blossoming: Live the Life You Dream

May 3, 2019

Many people don’t realize that Risk Blossoming is more than just our blog, which is published to inspire others to create the life of their dreams. Did you know that Risk Blossoming also offers transformational personal brand and leadership coaching, delivers memorable keynote speeches, and leads an annual international mastermind “Wisdom Quest” for women? All […]

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Risk Blossoming - Leadership & Legacy

Life, Leadership & Legacy

November 16, 2018

As part of our Risk Blossoming life, we travel in our Motorcoach, BAM, all summer and at each destination actively seek ways to Explore, Discover, and Grow. When we arrive home to Phoenix, in the Fall, one would think that things would slow down. Not so. It seems that life comes at us even faster. […]

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What Have You Done For You Lately?

July 20, 2016

I had lunch with a dear friend this week. As we shared our meal, we caught up on what was happening in each other’s lives. And boy, was there a lot to catch up on… My friend had just arrived back from a week at her parents’ home. Her mom had passed earlier this year, and she was helping […]

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The power of knowing yourself

The Power of Knowing YOU

June 22, 2016

In my experience we all have these particular “Eureka!” moments sprinkled throughout our lives. I experienced one of these last week and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to share it with you. The Back Story For years, my friend, Lynn Moran has been encouraging me to go and get my Hogan Assessment Certification. Lynn […]

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Lead with Your Heart

February 3, 2016

“Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.” — John C. Maxwell February! The month we celebrate Valentine’s Day ….. a day dedicated to communicating and celebrating with our hearts. In the United States, according to Wikipedia, about 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, not including the hundreds of millions of […]

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2016… A Year of More, Better, Different or Less?

January 7, 2016

The new year provides an opportunity to pause and briefly look back, determine how far we have come, assess where we are, and turn our focus and energy toward a better tomorrow. On New Year’s day, I made time to reflect on my 2015. It was a wonderful year, and I was filled with absolute […]

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Seeing Yourself as a Leader

December 8, 2015

Someone asked me the other day when did I first realize that I was a leader. I had to stop and think ….. then realized that I had always “envisioned” myself to be a leader. Early Leadership Potential I remember my first grade teacher talking to my parents at a parent-teacher conference, and stating, “Deborah is […]

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